Great international events have always been a time of growth and innovation. At the threshold of this Euro 2016 competition, it would have been difficult to hypothesise any significant changes because, without even realising it, we have gone through a change of an era over the last two years, coinciding with the last World Cup. Germany was the country able to absorb the Spanish influence and transform it into a football style with vertical possession, sprinting and aggressiveness.
We watched Neuer attack the ball as it came out on the opposing team’s half of the pitch (match against Algeria). For this Euro 2016, it will certainly not be easy to find other changes, but in these pre-European matches, Roy Hodgson‘s England has demonstrated a new and curious change on corner kick situations.
England defends with all eleven players in the penalty area, even if they do not always implement the same defensive line-up. There are usually 4 players in the zone, 6 players marking man-to-man and the Goalkeeper at the front facing the ball.